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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 30, 2011 4:35am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Fascism for the sheeple who support the One Percent

The radical move towards Fascism that Bush, Cheney, and Alberto Gonzalez started, the Obama Administration vows to continue full-steam ahead! The U.S. "Justice System" will likely take another HUGE STEP toward Fascism TODAY by approving Torture and Indefinite Detention for U.S. Citizens who live inside the U.S.A.

The U.S. Senate could vote as early as today on a Pentagon spending bill that could usher in a radical expansion of indefinite detention under the U.S. government. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect — anywhere in the world — without charge or trial. The measure would effectively extend the definition of what is considered the military’s "battlefield" to anywhere in the world, even within the United States. Its authors, Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, have been campaigning for its passage in a bipartisan effort.

This new spending Bill includes another separate provision that would repeal the executive order banning torture. The use of torture by the U.S.A. violates U.S. Law, and violates International Treaties against Torture - to which the U.S.A. has signed.

The White House has issued a veto threat, with backing from top officials including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. “This would be the first time since the McCarthy era that the United States Congress has tried to do this,” says Daphne Eviatar. Human Rights First has gathered signatures from 26 retired military leaders urging the Senate to vote against the measure.

The measure was inserted into the full military spending bill after the Armed Services Committee quietly approved it without a single public hearing. Now Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has set today as a procedural vote day to advance the legislation. The National Defense Authorization Act legislation is 680 pages long. One reason this has been able to get through so quietly is that the controversial provisions are just three or four provisions within this huge package.

U.S. citizens who believe in Democracy and Justice should be concerned about creating a system of indefinite military detention within the United States by statute. This would be the first time since the McCarthy era that the United States Congress has tried to do this. In the 1950’s, that was actually repealed before it was ever used. But, in this case we have seen the Bush and Obama administrations very eagerly hold people without trial for 10 plus years in military detention. So there’s no reason to believe they wouldn’t continue to do that here. So we’re talking about indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens, of lawful U.S. residents as well as of people abroad, simply for being suspected.

This is military custody without trial. It's what we have in Guantanamo Bay and at the U.S. Base at Bagram (in Afghanistan). Only now we’re expanding the battlefield of The War on Terror to the United States. Some members of Congress have said recently the battlefield now is the United States as well, and the U.S. military ought to be able to operate here as well. Another very controversial provision in the bill and what the administration has particularly objected to, is the mandatory military custody provision which would say anyone suspected of terrorism in any way connected to Al Qaeda would have to be put into military custody. So, the government wouldn’t even have the option. So, all these FBI investigations that are thwarting terrorist attacks and local police investigations, immediately that would have to be turned over to the U.S. military, and that would become a military action here in the United States, on U.S. soil.

Battlefield America: U.S. Citizens Face Indefinite Military Detention in Defense Bill Before Senate

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 30, 2011 5:23am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Fascism for the sheeple who support the One Percent

can't argue with you there. One of my fav pundits, Alex Jones, has been warning about this for years. Another pundit I enjoy completely blew Nit and Newt out of the water and has previously said Bush was the worst president we've ever had. You think true teaparty conservatives like the current repeblican rabble running? LOL! Newt(like Perot was) is owned by democrat interests to divide the republican vote and usher in more Obama. DUH! Herb Cain? Slaughtered by the govt media machine, they put that "N" in his place. Anyone with half a brain can see the lynching he got for not being part of the Obama Plantation. So elect the usual BULLSHIT slimy politicians you fucking sheeple! Any fresh air will be demonized...BAAAA-OBAMA,,,BAAAA-PELOSI! (dumbfucks!)